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"Ay there's the point" -- Why it's time for us to do the bad quarto of Hamlet!
The First Quarto (Q1) of Hamlet  has been daring us and me for quite some time. Longer, even, than my interview with Ryan Hudak last year might have implied. Q1 Hamlet  was re-discovered in 1823, and it's been forcing us to rethink what we "know" about Shak...
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Thank you to all who joined us this year!
I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who joined us in 2015, both on stage and in the audience. It's been a big year for Bad Quarto Productions, and I'm grateful to everyone who shared it with us and who made it happen. Our plays in 2015 have paved th...
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Two Typefaces
If you've been keeping up with our most recent posters, you've probably noticed that our Second Shepherds' Play  poster uses a different type face than some of our others.... That moderately fancy, and somewhat hard to read typeface in The Second Shepherds'...
If you've been keeping up with our most recent posters, you've probably noticed that our Second Shepherds' Play poster uses a different type face than some of our others.... That moderately fancy, and somewhat hard to r...
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Meet the Cast and Director of The Second Shepherds' Play
The Second Shepherds' Play  is just about a week away! Meet the folks who are about to bring it to life! Derek Peruo (Director) does classic plays and heightened language like Shakespeare, Molière and Beaumarchais. This is Derek's third production with Bad ...
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Shakespeare's Scary Rehearsals
I like to finish auditions for Bad Quarto shows by going over the rehearsal process a little bit, because it is very different than what most actors are used to, and right before I ask the auditioner if I've scared them off at all, I like to remind them tha...
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If you want to do something to celebrate International Women's Day, check out this documentary about Admiral Grace Hopper. 

Lady Ada Lovelace often gets credit as the first programmer, but that's only true in the most theoretical sense. Adm. Hopper, on the other hand; she's the real deal, and probably did more than anyone else (with the exception of Alan Turing) to make modern computing possible. 

Think Al Gore invented the Internet? NOPE! It was Adm. Hopper who advocated the US military abandon its practice of large central computing systems in favor of networks of smaller, distributed systems. So if you enjoy the fact that you're able to hang out with your friends all over the world via modern social networks, you should check this out. 

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-queen-of-code/
You probably don’t know the name Grace Hopper, but you should. As a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, Hopper worked on the first computer, the Harvard Mark 1. And she headed the team that created the ...
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Two Tamings
In my recent travels, I've been fortunate enough to be able to direct a pair of Shakespearean comedies -- The Taming of a Shrew , the "bad quarto" of The Taming of the Shrew  for Bad Quarto Productions , and As You Like It , which I co-directed with Jeremy ...
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Two Typefaces
If you've been keeping up with our most recent posters, you've probably noticed that our Second Shepherds' Play  poster uses a different type face than some of our others.... That moderately fancy, and somewhat hard to read typeface in The Second Shepherds'...
If you've been keeping up with our most recent posters, you've probably noticed that our Second Shepherds' Play poster uses a different type face than some of our others.... That moderately fancy, and somewhat hard to r...
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Second Shepherds' Play: Director's Notes
Character transformation makes for good drama, and while you might expect a medieval Christmas play to present characters as two-dimensional cartoons, the characters we meet in The Second Shepherds' Play are remarkably human. We all have a unique perspectiv...
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Holidays 2015
Exciting things always seem to be in the works here at Bad Quarto Productions! As disappointed as we were to learn that we were unable to bring The SantaLand Diaries to Burlington for another year of grown up holiday fun, I'm very excited to say that Bad Qu...
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Why Taming of a Shrew? Why Now?
I wanted to direct The Taming of a Shrew  because Kate makes me want to be a better boyfriend. There are lots of interesting textual curiosities in this play, and there are many ways that The Taming of a Shrew  can be said to create a dialogue with it's Fol...
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Happy New Year!
It's been a long road since I've last left off with you, friends, but I hope the second half of your 2014s were excellent, and your 2015s will be as well. Not to leave you all without an explanation, I have left off updating this blog primarily because the ...
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Have him in circles
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Alex Carney's profile photo
Amanda Noel's profile photo
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  • Mary Baldwin College
    Directing, 2009 - 2012
  • State University of New York at Potsdam
    Theatre, English, Computer Science, 1997 - 2002
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Acietes transeundae sunt.
Introduction
Tony Tambasco (that's me!) holds an MFA in directing and a Master of Letters (an academic degree) in Shakespeare and Performance from the American Shakespeare Center's partner program with Mary Baldwin College. If you ask me something related to Shakespeare or his contemporaries, expect an earful.

While my training is as a director, I have worked fairly consistently as both a stage director and designer for the past decade, and have more lately begun to explore acting, musical performance, and playwriting. I am interested in connecting with fellow artists and companies devoted to creative storytelling and who embrace the challenges of manifesting their artistic visions.

If you're interested in learning more, check out my online portfolio: www.TonyTambasco.com
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